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Old 05-22-2015, 12:54 PM   #1
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Pixelated box under cursor after Linux Mate install


Hi, I just installed Linux Mate on a dell laptop that was running windows 8.1, so fairly new computer. After install there is a pixelated box under the cursor that doesn't go away. Can someone please help me get rid of this box.

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Old 05-22-2015, 03:19 PM   #2
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hello carricos,
please open a terminal and post the output of
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lspci -vk | grep -iA11 vga
uname -a
please wrap the output in code tags (go advanced => '#').
 
Old 05-22-2015, 08:54 PM   #3
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00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Mullins [Radeon APU A6-6200 with R3 Graphics] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
	Subsystem: Dell Device 0657
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 80
	Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
	Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=8M]
	I/O ports at f000 [size=256]
	Memory at fe700000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
	Expansion ROM at fe740000 [disabled] [size=128K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: radeon
 
Old 05-23-2015, 07:44 AM   #4
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everything looks normal.
just some amd/ati onboard chip.

what is "linux mate"? there's no distro by that name.

please explain, and post output of "uname -a".

my suspicion that this artifact is graphic card/driver related is a shot in the dark.

have you tried different mouse pointers?
different distros (live versions, booted from usb, no need to install)?

you might want to try the proprietary driver (fglrx, if i remember correctly).
ubuntu-ish distros have a gui utility for installing extra drivers.

ps: obviously a screenshot can never hurt.

Last edited by ondoho; 05-23-2015 at 07:46 AM.
 
Old 05-25-2015, 11:13 AM   #5
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I have attached the screenshot of the issue. The distro is ubuntu mate. Will try a fresh install if no solution.
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Old 05-26-2015, 02:17 AM   #6
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no fresh installl just yet (unless you have been doing weird things to your current install).

please try the proprietary amd/ati driver, which is "catalyst" and/or "fglrx" if i remember correctly.

if you still have problems, post the info i requested previously, and probably much more (to get an idea what i mean, read the first link in my signature).
 
  


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